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Fires in Botswana

by NASA

Published October 28, 2010


Patches of black, scorched earth and pale gray plumes of smoke surround the Okavango Delta in this natural color image from October 15, 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired the image of Botswana. Red boxes outline active fires on the edges of the newly burned land. Since unnaturally straight lines define the burned land, it is likely that at least some of the large fires were intentionally set to manage vegetation. The large image is the highest-resolution version of the image. The image is available in additional resolutions from the MODIS Rapid Response System. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek.


Identifier 493346main_Botswana_TMO_2010288_lrg
Filename 493346main_Botswana_TMO_2010288_lrg_full.jpg
Creator NASA
Date 2010-10-28
Mediatype image
Rights Public Domain
Source http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/493346main_Botswana_TMO_2010288_lrg_full.jpg
Year 2010
Publicdate 2010-11-21 00:37:19
Addeddate 2010-11-21 00:37:19

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